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Old 08-16-2014, 07:53 PM   #15
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Glad you are both ok, so sorry to hear about this. A new Tow Vehicle and a Trailer. I hope your insurance company takes care of you and that you have an agreed value policy. Sending prayers your way.
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Old 08-16-2014, 08:01 PM   #16
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So so sorry that this happened. Horrible. I was recently hit by a texting teenager. Nothing in tow; however it really shook me up. $6000 worth of damage to my tow vehicle and her car was totaled. She got two tickets, fines and a pulled license plus had to pay (thru insurance) all my damages. Frankly, that is not enough in my book.

I hope your insurance --or the other driver's insurance covers every last penny and more. This texting stuff and distraction have to stop. I think even bluetooth and handsfree should be banned in a vehicle.


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Old 08-16-2014, 08:03 PM   #17
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Thank goodness you are OK and neither of you sustain serious injury. It could have been far far worse. Consider yourselves very lucky. Things — including Airstreams — can be replaced.

This is exactly what insurance is for ... and as much as we all hope we never have to use it, we do, indeed, need to sometimes. I would be surprised if your trailer is not totaled, which is probably the best outcome.

Bad things happen to good people. And while the memories and trauma of this will be with you for some time, eventually, it will become a story to tell around a campfire.

Good luck getting through the next couple of weeks while the insurance kicks in. We hope you have the same good experiences with your insurance claim as we have ...
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Old 08-16-2014, 08:20 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the well wishes! We both feel we were given another chance yesterday! The hitch did, in fact stay connected throughout the entire collision and even when the trailer flipped on its side. It was a Blue Ox hitch.


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Old 08-16-2014, 08:23 PM   #19
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Sorry to see this but so glad you are both okay



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Old 08-16-2014, 08:41 PM   #20
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Thanks for all the well wishes! We both feel we were given another chance yesterday! The hitch did, in fact stay connected throughout the entire collision and even when the trailer flipped on its side. It was a Blue Ox hitch.


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Old 08-16-2014, 09:22 PM   #21
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Pat this is one of those times where you need to reach out to the family attorney. Relatively new trailer, land a new Denali. Totally fault of the other driver. Would be interested in hearing who your insurance is with. But in the end you really want the other guy to pay everything so that there isn't a real claim on your policy. And no one, and I sincerely mean this, no one at the insurance company is on your side. In the end if the insurance company covers it and your rates go up then you are not really made whole.

Worth at least talking to your layer guy. Hope everything works out for you with minimal hassle.
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:31 PM   #22
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G, interesting you should suggest a lawyer. I put a call in to mine this afternoon soon after I filed the insurance claim. You are totally correct. First, this should be entirely expensed to the other driver's insurance company since he has been found at fault. And regardless who ends up paying, they are going to do their best to low ball any eventual payout. Unfortunately in Texas ( and of course in other states as well) insurance premiums increase regardless as to who is determined to be at fault.


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Old 08-16-2014, 09:32 PM   #23
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Wow...we are so sorry for the accident and happy y'all are ok!

I would think the driver should also be cited for hitting from behind if he/she hit you there first.

Also, I am sure a good attorney will subpoena the cell phone records at time of incident.

Hope you. An get "back in the saddle" quickly!!!

Anther reason I pay extra for "in-underinsured" coverage. There are careless people operating on the roads!

May you have peace, quick healing and full recovery, emotionally and financially.
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:59 PM   #24
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I'm sorry this happened to you. We were at the AS dealer in Provo and saw a sad AS that had been rolled. It was quite the sobering sight for us as we are ending our 7 week trip towing our brand new FC. I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt. Hope you mend quickly in body and spirit and get back out here. This is a fabulous land to explore in a piece of Americana.
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:06 PM   #25
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Glad everyone is ok. Hopefully you can look back on this in a few years as a minor blip in your life and continue to explore with confidence.
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:30 PM   #26
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You are still here.................

Look in the mirror........You made it out unharmed.

Take 3 DEEP breaths..........

Hug wife (and any other family members), cry, get it out of your system. (though you never will)

$ - it will work out, If not - see below

You are alive - Live life.


I was in VFD as a first responder for many years when I was younger - over 300 vehicle accidents - too many did not make it................
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:56 PM   #27
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Looking at those photos all I can think is that you are very fortunate to be alive. As the saying goes, "Any accident you can walk away from is a good one."
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:49 AM   #28
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Cell phone/texting

I think people texting while driving present the biggest risk we face everyday driving. I know that I see it daily, and it obviously impairs the driver's abilities. I have been runoff the road more than once, luckily never pulling the Airstream, yet. I quit riding my bicycle because of my encounters with drivers talking on cell phones, texting. It was apparent that it was just a matter of time before I was run over.

Is there a law in Texas that prohibits talking or texting while driving?? In IL it is against the law to text or talk without Blue tooth, but in reality ignored and hard to enforce. I would have your attorney or the police dept. look at the cell phone records for the time frame of the accident. I am glad that you survived that horrible accident, and hopefully recover all, and some, of your losses.
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